Facebook Messenger Update Allows Users To Turn One-On-One Calls Into Group Calls

Facebook Messenger now lets you turn one-to-one calls into group chats

Until now, to add more people to an ongoing call, one has to hang up and manually add the people before restarting the call.

Usually when having a one-on-one video or audio call on Messenger, you are expected to interrupt it if you want to add someone to the conversation.

Facebook Messenger introduced group audio and video calls back in 2016. "Never again worry about skipping a beat when sharing your BFF's spontaneous karaoke performance on Messenger", Facebook said in a blog post.

Now, all you need to is tap the screen while you're chatting, select the "add person" icon that pops up, and then select the person you'd like to add to your call. Then you had to hang up the call, find the other person you'd like to add by writing him/her a message and after that you could turn it all into a group convo.

To try out the new feature, make sure you update to the latest version of Facebook Messenger using the following App Store link. Sharing moments like these is now a few quick taps away. The new feature is now available with the latest Android and iOS Messenger update. Though it is a small update, allowing users to add more people to an ongoing call would surely make the app more useful and position it better against rivals like Skype, Google Hangout and more that already offer such a facility to the users.

Facebook Messenger now lets users turn one-on-one calls into group calls.

To make it simpler to share pins with people without leaving the messaging app, a chat extension was launched.

This improvement to video and audio chats may be part of Facebook's promise to further simplify the Messenger experience, as pointed out by Engadget.



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